Puerto Santa Cruz Sea Temperature

Looking to find out what the sea water temperature in Puerto Santa Cruz is for today and the next few days? Below are data and charts that will give you information about sea temperatures in Puerto Santa Cruz and nearby locations.

Water temperature in Puerto Santa Cruz right now

Below is the current sea temperature for Puerto Santa Cruz, Argentina on 19th May 2024.

8.45° C

(47.21° F)

  • yesterday: 8.63° C (47.54° F)
  • a week ago: 7.56° C (45.61° F)

This water is very cold and can cause pain. We don't recommend you swim in this temperature for anything other than very short swims of 5 to 10 minutes unless you are a very experienced cold water swimmer.

The average sea temperature for Puerto Santa Cruz on May 19th over the last 10 years is 8.84° C (47.91° F), with a low temperature of 8.11° C (46.6° F) and a high of 9.27° C (48.69° F).

Analysis and forecast for Puerto Santa Cruz water temperatures

The water temperature in Puerto Santa Cruz today is lower than the average temperature of 8.84° C (47.91° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 19th May 2023, was 8.61° C (47.5° F).

The chart and table below shows the change in water temperature in Puerto Santa Cruz over the last 30 days:

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
May 19 8.45° C 47.21° F
May 18 8.63° C 47.54° F
May 17 7.07° C 44.73° F
May 16 7.28° C 45.1° F
May 15 7.32° C 45.18° F
May 14 7.83° C 46.09° F
May 13 7.81° C 46.06° F
May 12 7.56° C 45.61° F
May 11 7.44° C 45.39° F
May 10 7.47° C 45.45° F
May 9 7.19° C 44.94° F
May 8 7.68° C 45.82° F
May 7 7.76° C 45.97° F
May 6 7.76° C 45.97° F
May 5 7.91° C 46.24° F
May 4 8.17° C 46.71° F
May 3 8.34° C 47.01° F
May 2 8.24° C 46.83° F
May 1 8.28° C 46.9° F
April 30 8.38° C 47.08° F
April 29 8.5° C 47.3° F
April 28 8.56° C 47.41° F
April 27 8.62° C 47.52° F
April 26 8.76° C 47.77° F
April 25 9.11° C 48.4° F
April 24 9.27° C 48.69° F
April 23 8.99° C 48.18° F
April 22 8.97° C 48.15° F
April 21 9.17° C 48.51° F
April 20 9.52° C 49.14° F
April 19 9.79° C 49.62° F

The actual nearshore temperatures may vary by several degrees and this can also be heavily affected by weather. Strong winds can cause cold, deep waters to replace the surface waters that had been warmed by the sun, and heavy rain can also reduce the temperature of the sea surface temperature as well.

Water temperature in Puerto Santa Cruz by month

The chart below shows the monthly average water temperature in Puerto Santa Cruz.

For more detailed information on how the sea temperature in Puerto Santa Cruz changes for each month of the year, choose from the months below.

Puerto Santa Cruz map and nearby water temperatures

Locations near Puerto Santa Cruz

The highest temperature in Argentina today is 21.27° C (70.29° F) in Puerto Iguazu. The lowest is in Tierra del Fuego, where the temperature of the water is 6.57° C (43.83° F).

Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in Puerto Santa Cruz?

The ocean covers about 71% of the Earth's surface, and scientists record the sea surface temperature (SST) of locations such as Puerto Santa Cruz because they want to understand and learn how the ocean communicates with the atomosphere of Earth.

SST is one measure that provides information on the global climate, and it can be used to predict the weather in Puerto Santa Cruz as well as atmospheric model simulations and to study marine ecosystems in the area.

Data source and citation

Raw data for the calculations made to find the sea surface temperature in Puerto Santa Cruz comes from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and their 1/4° daily Optimum Interpolation Sea Surface Temperature.

The water temperature data is constructed by combining observations from different platforms (satellites, ships, buoys, and Argo floats) on a regular global grid. A spatially complete sea surface temperature map is then built by interpolating to fill in gaps in the data.

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